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Somewhere in Buffalo parks you may soon see a huddled group like those around the outside doors of office buildings. The city will be erecting "No Smoking" signs.

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The protest group Just Resisting is demanding changes in the way Martin Luther King Park's casino is used. It is part of a larger fight for a smaller police force and more community input in city activities.

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What to do with Buffalo's Commodore Perry public housing project? Some some replace it with a new football stadium. Congressman Brian Higgins says renovate it into affordable housing. Neighbors say the apartments still may not be affordable for them. On Monday, Buffalo's Mayor teased the city is working on another plan.

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Buffalo officials say they are ready for winter. New equipment has been purchased based on the lessons learned from last year's major "Snowvember" storm.


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The Common Council is expected to begin a lengthy review of  Buffalo's new Green Code today.


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With the first blast coming just after seven this morning, the towering structure of the old Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital began to slide into itself and as the blast continued, the old structure imploded into a pile of debris.

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A competition has been going on in Buffalo all weekend, ending tonight, for the development of a video game.

Hundreds of workers in Buffalo's City Hall are getting a pay raise as the city has agreed to a contract with its white collar unionized employees.

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The Buffalo School Board meets in regular session Wednesday evening.  The last meeting was filled with controversy and personal attacks against a deeply divided board.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks some local leaders if they feel it's time for intervention.

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Buffalo has added more summer youth jobs to its paid-internship program.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says even though it it is still winter, Mayor Byron Brown kicked off the annual Summer Youth Internship Program at Burgard Vocational High School to encourage students to begin applying for the May first deadline. 


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Some Buffalo residents living on the most narrowest of city streets say snow piles are making streets nearly impassable.  But Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown tells WBFO News city Public Works Department crews are doing the best to remove the snow.

There is growing pressure on officers as officials focus on recent reports of police improprieties. More discussion is expected Tuesday night in a gathering at Mount Olive Baptist Church.

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Protestors were out in force in Niagara Square Saturday afternoon, protesting actions of police officers around the country and locally.

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Say Yes Buffalo issued an update on the number of city public school students who headed to college this school year. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says the report was issued during the organization's Community Leadership Council.

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A multi-year plan to renovate Coca Cola Field has been released.

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That safety scaffolding might be gone from Delaware Avenue side of Statler City soon, with money finally coming through for some repairs on the building facade.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and other mayors from around the state were in Albany in their annual attempt to influence state policy and spending.

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Familiar issues like crime, education and economic development were debated as the Mayoral candidates met Thursday night in an event hosted by the Parkside Community Association.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is distancing himself from the school board and its fight with State Education Commissioner John King over poor academic performance and low graduation rates.

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The buzz of construction can be heard in parts of downtown Buffalo as major economic development kicks into high gear. The Mayor promises the city's future is on the rise.

Tolbert expected to challenge Mayor Brown

Mar 5, 2013
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The former special agent in charge of the Buffalo FBI office, Bernie Tolbert, will reportedly run for mayor.

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The City of Buffalo is looking to expand operations at The Hatch on the waterfront.

Plans are being made to expand the kitchen, the menu and the seating. Another consideration is to add liquor to its beer and wine offerings. Mayor Brown is requesting $1.3 million in capital spending for the project.

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Western New York's oldest sports organization will be celebrating its 100th anniversary today.

The West Side Rowing Club has been training rowers for generations. The list of rowers from the club include many elite competitors, including a number of Olympic participants. Buffalo native Tom Terhaar coached the US Women's Eight team to a gold medal in this summer's Olympics.

Mayor Brown has declared today to be West Side Rowing Day in Buffalo.

Mayor Brown says city residents are truly concerned about the new zoning code and that's why they packed the auditorium at ECC City last night.

The last time the zoning code was replaced, Buffalo was a booming city with an industrial base and booming suburbs.

That was 60 years ago and the code has only been tinkered with since.

Now, there is a new code in the works with a final version slated to be ready for public hearings late this year.

The new code is planned to help create mixed-use, walkable places for the 21st Century.

Chippewa Street changes tonight, with a new city ordinance barring those between 18 and 21 from being inside taverns.

That's with the exception of Thursday when they will be allowed in.

Mayor Brown signed the law into effect yesterday and the Council is slated to change it today, to make those Thursday nights a six-month experiment.

Those underage customers are considered part of a safety and crime problem along the "Chip Strip," and city leaders want to fight that to avoid damaging a thriving commercial zone.

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With temperatures in the seventies, over 100,000 lined Delaware Avenue yesterday for the annual St. Patrick's parade.

The crowds attracted politicians who followed the time-honored tradition of marching in the event.

"Everybody's Irish on St.Patrick's Day. It's a day where families celebrate the great Irish heritage in this community," said Congressman Brian Higgins.

"That's why Mario Williams (the newest Buffalo Bill) is here. He knows it. It's no coincidence they signed him right around St. Patrick's Day."